Evangelicals and the LGBT Community: What Does the Future Hold?

Nov 13, 2014 by

By Andrew T Walker, Public Discourse: Of the American constituencies said to have an acrimonious relationship, evangelical Christians and the LGBT movement may most embody the entrenchment of divided worldviews. In these two communities, fault lines emerge that reveal conflicting understandings of political authority, social stability, and human fulfillment. In the present cultural moment, we must all honestly acknowledge the moral revolution in public sentiment, which has become increasingly...

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Gay marriage cake row: UK public backs Ashers, says poll

Nov 12, 2014 by

From the Belfast News Letter: A clear majority of people in the rest of the UK oppose the Equality Commission’s legal action against Ashers Bakery, according to a poll by a leading pollster. A YouGov poll of more than 2,000 adults across England, Scotland and Wales found that almost two thirds (65 per cent) of those surveyed objected to the bakery being taken to court for refusing to make a cake with the slogan ‘Support gay marriage’. That figure was even higher than the percentage of people...

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Florist Case Stems from State’s Intolerance

Nov 12, 2014 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: We were told that same-sex “marriage” was about building homes — not destroying others’. Unfortunately, that’s just another lie from a liberal movement bent on shattering Americans’ freedom, their livelihoods, and now, their property. Like dozens of conservative businesses, the owner of Washington State’s Arlene’s Flowers is finding out exactly how low the Left is willing to sink to demand conformity on marriage. Barronelle Stutzman, who drew the Left’s ire when...

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Petition – support Ashers Baking Co

Nov 11, 2014 by

Can’t you see the Ashers Baking company you are litigating against are suffering religious persecution from you? Northern Ireland equality commission is taking a Christian run bakery to court for its refusal to produce a pro-gay marriage campaign cake. They demanded that Ashers Baking Company offer compensation within seven days, or face litigation. The Ashers say ‘We’re continuing to hold to the stand that we took originally because we believe it’s biblical, we believe it’s what...

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Stonewall plans ‘radical campaign’ to promote homosexuality in pre-schools

Nov 11, 2014 by

From Family Education Trust: Children under the age of five should be taught about same-sex relationships, according to Stonewall’s new chief executive, Ruth Hunt. In an exclusive interview for The Independent newspaper, Miss Hunt said she wanted the homosexual rights organisation to commission books ‘celebrating difference in all its forms for under-fives’ as a way of combatting homophobia in society. Writing only two weeks after Nicky Morgan’s appointment as Education Secretary, Ruth Hunt...

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Let’s hear it for the breaking down of hegemonic structures

Nov 11, 2014 by

Rod Liddle The latest instalment of what is becoming a regular feature: admiring the work of academics at places which, these days, we must call universities. This week let’s hear it for Professor Eric ‘Gumby’ Anderson, who lectures in Sports Sociology at the King Alfred Teacher Training College, or Winchester University as it is now known. One of his addresses to students is reported to have contained the following: ‘I’m going to cuss a lot and I’m going to break down all kinds of hegemonic...

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